Paul Newman in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

<b>Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1958)</b><br>
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The first filmed adaptation of <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PEHST002121" title="Tennessee Williams" href="/topic/arts-culture/tennessee-williams-PEHST002121.topic">Tennessee Williams</a>' classic play, directed by Richard Brooks, stars Newman as Brick. His wife ( <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PECLB003821" title="Elizabeth Taylor" href="/topic/entertainment/movies/elizabeth-taylor-PECLB003821.topic">Elizabeth Taylor</a>) can't understand why Brick doesn't love her, and his father is demanding a grandchild. Newman earned his first of 10 Oscar nominations, even though Williams hated the film because all references to homosexuality were excised. It was, after all, 1959.
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Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1958)

The first filmed adaptation of Tennessee Williams' classic play, directed by Richard Brooks, stars Newman as Brick. His wife ( Elizabeth Taylor) can't understand why Brick doesn't love her, and his father is demanding a grandchild. Newman earned his first of 10 Oscar nominations, even though Williams hated the film because all references to homosexuality were excised. It was, after all, 1959.

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